Townie® Poll

Nutrition

Poll conducted from 8/15/2008 To 9/24/2008

Do you do nutritional counseling in your practice?
320 total votes
55%
a. Yes
45%
b. No
Do you discuss the need to adequately chew food with patients?
289 total votes
26%
a. Yes
74%
b. No
Do you discuss with patients the effects of high acid foods and drinks on caries formation?
289 total votes
97%
a. Yes
3%
b. No
Do you counsel patients about the oral health dangers of sour acid candy?
287 total votes
70%
a. Yes
30%
b. No
Do you counsel patients about the oral health dangers of soda pop?
286 total votes
97%
a. Yes
3%
b. No
Do you discuss with patients the risks associated with frequently eating, high carbohydrate, high acid snacks during the day?
287 total votes
86%
a. Yes
14%
b. No
Do you recommend specific foods and products that will elevate the pH of the mouth?
289 total votes
49%
a. Yes
51%
b. No
Do you recommend xylitol chewing gum and candy as healthy snacks?
287 total votes
78%
a. Yes
22%
b. No
Do you recommend nutritional supplements to your patients?
287 total votes
42%
a. Yes
58%
b. No
Do you recommend Vitamin C to those with periodontal disease?
285 total votes
44%
a. Yes
56%
b. No
Do you recommend nutritional supplements specifically formulated to enhance healing following periodontal therapy? For example Pharmanex and Pharmaden brands.
287 total votes
9%
a. Yes
91%
b. No
Do you discuss with patients salivary flow and dry mouth as they relate to digestion and oral health?
285 total votes
89%
a. Yes
11%
b. No

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